Nestled within Tennessee's Central Basin, Moore County is the second smallest county in the state. Despite its size, it has brought fame to the area as the home of Jack Daniel and his distillery since 1866. By the time Moore County was created in 1871, Lynchburg was already well known. However, the story of Moore County goes well beyond Lynchburg. Images of America: Around Lynchburg shares the story of not only Mr. Jack but also the individuals and families who helped create the areas surrounding Lynchburg. This brief history is presented as an assemblage of photographs obtained from local residents, county archives and collections, and Jack Daniel's Distillery.
About the Author
Author Jillian Rael is a Moore County native. She has worked to have local and national attention brought to historic buildings in her hometown of Mulberry through the National Register of Historic Places and writings on her blog, Dots on the Map. As a photographer, Rael has participated in numerous individual and collaborative shows. She is a strong advocate of historic preservation and has taken her enthusiasm to various conferences in Tennessee and Alabama. Rael is currently completing a master's degree in public history at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Table of Contents
1 The Early Years 9
2 Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey 37
3 Schools 59
4 Buildings and Businesses 91
5 The Modern Years 115